‘Bigger Than Basketball’: LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Other Stars React to NBA’s 75th Anniversary Commercial

Published 10/08/2021, 12:56 AM EDT


The NBA regular season is now around the corner. But this season is more special as compared to others for the league. This is because it marks the 75th season of the NBA. For the special occasion, the league made a video that received a lot of love. Stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant loved the NBA’s video to celebrate the achievement.

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With so much to offer this season, there was no doubt that the league would come out with something. Likewise, the ‘NBA 75’ commercial came out and became a fan favorite instantly. The main reason for that was because of the mixture of old school and modern players.

Let’s look at how various NBA stars reacted to the video.

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LeBron James, Kevin Durant make appearance in NBA 75

The video stars many of the NBA greats and future stars. All of them coming together on this project made it nothing less than special. The video starts off with film star Michael. B. Jordan playing a bus driver through the NBA neighborhood. This video then takes the viewers on a whole journey with NBA stars shown as neighbors.

The video combines iconic names and rivalries and celebrates them. Old schoolers like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul Jabbar came up in the video. On the other hand, modern players like LeBron James, Zach Lavine and Zion Williamson were also part of the video. However, the NBA family did not forget Kobe Bryant and showed Devin Booker passing by his mural.

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With the video winning hearts right away, players also had the best praise for it. LeBron took to twitter and called the NBA the greatest neighborhood. Other stars such as KD, Carmelo Anthony were honored to be a part of the historic video. Trae Young shared behind the scenes of him carrying ice bags as he does in the video.

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With it being the 75th anniversary, this season is also the most exciting one in a long time. This year the league’s draft had skillful talent and with new looking teams, the league is at an all-time high. With so much excitement already present, this video took it one step further.

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What do you think of the NBA 75 commercial? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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